BJP was denied permission to hold a roadshow of Mithun Chakraborty in Kolkata's Behala. A group of party activists held a demonstration in front of Parnasree police station. Protest was led by BJP's Srabanti Chatterjee, who is contesting from Behala Paschim seat. “I have done so many campaigns, when did you see us breaking law and order. Problem is caused by them (TMC), I want to know the reason for cancellation. It is saddening that our party president (Dilip Ghosh) is being attacked. We will tolerate everything till April 21, we won't let violence mar elections,” Mithun said. Mithun, however, led a roadshow in Tollygunge for BJP's candidate Babul Supriyo. “It is a shameful incident, didi (Mamata Banerjee) is scared of defeat. She is trying to kill democracy through violence as always. They also did not give permission to campaign here, but we managed to do it,” Babul said.
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Actor-cum-politician Mithun Chakraborty held road show in WB's Hooghly on April 02. He did road show in Pursurah for party's candidate Biman Ghosh. A large number of supporters came forward in the road show. He said, "There was no 'parivartan' earlier, it was a lie. There will be a change now; there will be no riots or violence. This is BJP's motto." Mithun Chakraborty joined BJP on March 07. However, he is not contesting elections. The eight phase West Bengal polls will conclude on April 29.
Ahead of the sixth phase of voting in West Bengal, Union Home Minister Amit Shah and Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee held massive roadshows. While the BJP leader held a rally in Habra, the Trinamool Congress chief led a roadshow in Kolkata. Many participants at the rallies didn't follow Covid protocol, failing to maintain social distance. Some didn't even wear face masks. Watch the full video for more.
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Polling began on April 10 for the fourth phase of West Bengal Assembly elections. BJP candidate from Kolkata's Tollygunge, Babul Supriyo arrived at Gandhi Colony Bharati Balika Vidyalaya polling booth, where party's polling agent wasn't being given entry on April 10. "He has ID but wasn't being allowed by Presiding Officer. We showed his details from website. He's allowed now. The biggest challenge is to remove Mamata didi and TMC from West Bengal. Aroop Biswas (TMC candidate from the constituency) has been the right hand of all her works. So is a challenge to change the atmosphere of terror here," said Supriyo to ANI. Meanwhile, state polls are underway in 44 constituencies.
Polling began at 7 am for 44 seats in the fourth phase of West Bengal assembly polls. Long queues of voters were seen outside polling stations across five districts. Voting, which will continue till 6:30 pm, is underway with adherence to Covid protocols. Elections are being held in Howrah, South 24 Parganas, Alipurduar, Cooch Behar and Hooghly. Over 1.15 crore voters will exercise their franchise to decide the fate of 373 candidates. High-profile candidates include Babul Supriyo, Partha Chatterjee and Arup Biswas. Tight security arrangements have been made to ensure peaceful voting. As many as 789 companies of central armed police forces have been deployed to guard 15,940 booths. State police forces have also been deployed at strategic locations to aid central forces. Elections for 294 seats in Bengal are being held in eight phases, results on May 2.
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Union Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas, Dharmendra Pradhan and Bharatiya Janata Party leader and actor Mithun Chakraborty campaigned for party's candidate in Nandigram Suvendu Adhikari on March 30..